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FEATURING DAVID DAYEN – With Ted Cruz and John Kasich having dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the field has been fully cleared for Donald Trump to be coronated the party’s nominee this summer. Leading up to this moment there was a battle within the party over Trump. It remains to be seen if the party leaders coalesce around the demagogic business man or simply jump ship.

Meanwhile among Democrats, Bernie Sanders scored a victory in Indiana this week but still remains about 300 delegates behind Hillary Clinton. Despite calls for him to step aside for Clinton, Sanders has remained firm saying he would fight for the nomination until the convention. A number of states will be holding their primaries in the coming weeks including California on June 5th.

David Dayen is a contributing writer to Salon, weekly columnist at The Fiscal Times, contributor to The Intercept.

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